Diageo Hits Back After ‘Irresponsible’ Captain Morgan Ad Banned

Diageo Hits Back After ‘Irresponsible’ Captain Morgan Ad Banned

An ad by Captain Morgan has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for implying that drinking alcohol could contribute to an individual’s popularity and “enhance personal qualities”. The TV ad, which aired in May, shows a party on an old-fashioned wooden sailing ship. A man with Captain Morgan’s face superimposed over his own […]

UFC Star Conor McGregor’s Budweiser Ad Banned by RTE in Ireland

UFC Star Conor McGregor’s Budweiser Ad Banned by RTE in Ireland

A new Budweiser ad staring UFC superstar ‘the Nortorious’ Conor McGregor has been banned after it was deemed to be in breach of advertising regulations. Budweiser’s ‘Dream Big’ ad campaign, which features Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, has been banned by RTE who claimed it violates marketing alcohol codes. The 27 year-old’s charisma and […]

Coca-Cola Pulls Mexican Christmas Ad Following Controversy

Coca-Cola Pulls Mexican Christmas Ad Following Controversy

Coca-Cola has canned an ad in which a group of white teens distributed the soft drink among indigenous people to spread some Christmas cheer across their village after it was criticised for its alleged discriminatory nature. The drinks giant was attacked from several angles for the slot; from health groups amid the country’s obesity crisis, […]

Kellogg’s Special K Ad Canned After PepsiCo Complaint

Kellogg’s Special K Ad Canned After PepsiCo Complaint

A TV ad for Kellogg’s Special K Multi Grain Porridge has been banned by the advertising watchdog after it drew 15 complaints, including one from FMCG giant PepsiCo, over claims it contained 30 per cent less fat than other porridges. Kellogg argued that according to the EC Regulation on nutrition and health claims, marketers are […]

Flora Pro-Activ Ads Banned For Unjustified Claims

Flora Pro-Activ Ads Banned For Unjustified Claims

Unilever has been banned from running two Flora ads that make unjustified claims about its Pro-Activ spread. The Advertising Standards Authority received two complaints about two ads by Adam & Eve/DDB, which feature two women who lowered their cholesterol levels with Flora Pro-Activ. The complainants questioned whether the ads’ claim that “no other food lowers […]

Judge Cans New York Soda Ban

Judge Cans New York Soda Ban

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a stinging blow on Monday when a state Supreme Court Judge quashed his plan to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in the city’s restaurants and other venues. The ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan came down just one day before the ban […]